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Legislative Update: The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Risk for Florida Corporate Taxpayers

Published: February 16th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

This is an update to our previous article, Eyes on the Legislature: The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Risk for Florida Corporate Taxpayers written by Michael B. Dobson & Robert S. Goldman.  That article provided a general overview of how Florida’s corporate income tax “piggybacks” the Internal Revenue Code, and how the Florida […]

Dean Mead Hosts “Tax Reform Seminar” at Indian River State College on Feb. 22nd

Sweeping Changes You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Thursday, February 22, 2018 Registration opens: 7:45 a.m.      (Light Breakfast for Everyone) Program: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Location: Indian River State College – Main Campus, V Building Kight Center for Emerging Technologies 3209 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, FL 34981 No cost […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Review E-Commerce Use Tax Nexus Standard

Published: February 8th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

In a surprising move, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to revisit the physical presence nexus standard that states must abide before imposing use tax collection responsibilities on remote sellers – a benchmark first adopted by the Court some fifty years ago[1] and reaffirmed just over twenty-five years ago.[2]  The Court’s anticipated decision in South […]

Melanie Griffin on Positively Tampa Bay ABC News

Published: February 8th, 2018

By: Melanie S. Griffin

Melanie Griffin featured on the Positively Tampa Bay ABC news segment about Spread Your Sunshine on February 8, 2018. View segment here:

Litigation Client Alert – Changes to Florida LLC Law

Published: February 6th, 2018

By: A. Felipe Guerrero

In 2013, the Florida Legislature adopted a new LLC act that created Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes. The revised law became effective for all Florida limited liability companies on Jan. 1, 2015, regardless of when they were organized. The Florida Legislature adopted amendments to Chapter 605 that became effective on July 1, 2015. Many disputes […]

Standing-Room Only Tax Reform Seminar Series Kicks Off in Orlando

Published: February 5th, 2018

Dean Mead kicked-off the statewide Tax Cuts & Jobs Act seminar series last week at the Country Club of Orlando with nearly 200 people in attendance.  Please refer to the video presentations below to view the two sessions that were held during the seminar. In addition, we have also included copies of the presentation outlines & slides for your review. […]

Recent Court Decisions Offer Conflicting Guidance on Trademarks

Published: February 2nd, 2018

By: David P. Hathaway

While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, every business expects rivals to keep hands off its trademarks. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and an earlier ruling by the trial court in the same case send a mixed message for trademark holders, said David P. Hathaway, […]

Steve Looney Q&A and Podcast Featured on the Legal Executive Institute Blog

Published: February 1st, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

Stephen R. Looney, Shareholder in Orlando and Chair of the Tax department, recently was interviewed by Thomson Reuters about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read the Q&A and listen to the podcast here at Legal Executive Institute Blog: “I would say certainly for the next several years, while everybody is trying to figure […]